The bachelor's degree program in Social Work will prepare you for a profession in social work and social education. Graduates assist people of all ages living in difficult circumstances to take control of their own lives and gain access to social goods such as housing, food, work and education. Social work initiates processes of change for and with individuals, in groups, in organizations or on a community level. Basic security, youth and family work, residential care of children and counseling for youth from a migration background, assistance for criminal offenders, socio-spatial urban and regional development are examples of the professional fields that will be open to you.
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Office hours during the semesterMon., Tue., Fri. 7:45 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Wed and Thur 7:45 a.m. to 12:00 (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.Mon. to Thur. 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Office hours during the semester breakMon. to Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
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Application period for academic year 2019/20
1st December 2018 to 16th March 2019
tuition fee / semester:
+ ÖH premium + contribution**
* Tuition fees for students from third countries € 727 per semester
**for additional study expenses (currently up to €83 depending on degree program and year)
You are open and enjoy working with people. When you are faced with different ways of life you do not feel the need to change them, but are respectful and tolerant of your fellow person. In your work with people, you are stress-resistant, have a capacity for careful reflection, are well organized and able to recognize your own limits. It is important for you to help others take control of their own lives and in doing so to apply your professional knowledge to help others find the resources they require. You want to create the necessary awareness in society to improve the structural conditions.
We maintain close cooperation with social work organizations with which we exchange knowledge and experience in "Social Work in Practice" networking meetings, as well as at conferences regularly held at FH Campus Wien. At our campus we have our own Competence Center for Social Work which acts as an interface between research, practice and teaching. It brings the knowledge and innovation potential of these three areas together in one place. The study "Social Support for Traumatized Persons", which was conducted on behalf of the ESRA association, is only the latest example of the research conducted here. The course "Research and Development Project" also provides a strong focus on practical relevance and research in the second and third semesters. Internships during your studies are guided, integrated learning phases in different social institutions that generally do not offer compensation. During the degree program you will complete a total of two guided internships. They may be completed in Austria or abroad. We will support you in internships or theory semesters abroad. Please take into consideration that internships in our part-time program are not integrated in the schedule but have to be organized individually. Please take into consideration that for this case you might take days off from your company. The courses are generally taught in German. However, we offer two seminar groups with courses in English (about 30% of the courses). If you are accepted into the degree program, please let us know if you would like to attend one of these seminar groups.
This general basic education will qualify you to work as a social worker and a social educator. The location in Vienna offers a wealth of interesting internship opportunities in innovative projects and organizations in social work. The double qualification in social work and social education creates excellent job opportunities. The strong international orientation of the degree program allows you to deepen your language and intercultural skills with a theory semester or internship abroad. You will benefit from our strong network of partner universities in Europe, Africa, Asia or (Latin) America. Furthermore, this scientific training is an excellent foundation for a subsequent master's degree in social work or in related disciplines such as sociology or education.
The degree program will provide you with the general basic principles for a professional occupation in the different fields of social work. (social work and social education). You will learn to analyze social problems with the acquired theoretical knowledge and to reflect upon issues related to real life. Elective courses offer the possibility to focus on personal emphases. In the course of your education you will acquire three core skills:
Semester datesWinter semester: from 5th September 2016Summer semester: from 13th February 2017Number of teaching weeks16 to 18 per semesterThe exact schedule will be announced at least six weeks before the start of the semester and will change from week to week. The first year you can expect approximately four nights a week. You are expected to invest approximately 1,500 hours (equivalent to 60 ECTS credits) towards the degree program each year.
TimesMon. to Thur. 5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.; some Fridays, afternoons or evenings and on Saturdays, especially for the electives in the third and fourth semesters Weekend blocks possible
Language of instructionGerman
You will be able to choose from a wide professional spectrum: In social education you will help people in the longer term and help them in their everyday lives, for example in nursing homes, assisted living communities, or disabled facilities. In social work you will accompany people through critical points in their lives. For example when they are unemployed and on the verge of losing their apartment. In this case you as a social worker will help them to apply for unemployment benefits, to prevent their eviction and to settle their debts. You will work together with institutions and authorities. In addition to working with individual clients, your potential responsibilities will also include modifying structures and developing new systems.
European Master, part-time
Equivalence is determined by international agreements, validation or in individual cases a decision by the head of the academic section. We are glad to receive applications from person who have most of their education completed abroad. In this case contact Lavinia Kefeder (by phone under 01 606 68 77 3107 or by email to email@example.com) prior to the application procedure in order to clarify the formal entry requirements.
The following university entrance qualification examinations are recommended: > Social Science and Economics (Essay, Mathematics 1, English 2, History 2 and one elective subject); > Psychology (Essay, Mathematics 2, Biology, English 2 and one elective subject); > Philosophy (Essay, History 2, English 2, Latin 2 and one elective subject; > Pedagogy (Essay, History 2, Latin 2, English 2 and one elective subject). However, we do acknowledge all university entrance qualification examinations for fulfillment of the entry requirement. Thus you will also have the opportunity to choose an alternate program at a university.
You have a professional qualification certificate from a middle vocational training school for social services or with an emphasis on social work of at least three years, a comparable middle vocational training school for psychosocial education, an education in the health sector, a health or nursing diploma, an education as a geriatric care provider or nursing care provider, completion of courses for youth work in combination with at least 600 hours of professional experience, or through the German "Fachhochschulreife" in the field of Social Work. The required additional examinations include Mathematics, History 2 and Foreign language 2.
There are 36 places available in the bachelor's degree program in Social Work each year. The ratio of places to applicants is currently around 1:6. After being accepted to the program you will have to provide us with the following documents:
After being accepted to the degree program, please send a copy of your birth certificate and academic documents together with the original current extract of your police record to the secretary's office by no later than the start of the degree program.
It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session.
Perhaps your qualifications exceed our admission requirements, you are interested in the possibility of joining the program at a higher semester or you hold a degree from a university abroad?
For more information, please refer to the sections on validation and shortening programs.
The selection process consists of a written test and, for all who reach the second stage, an interview with a member of the selection committee and a group process.
Head of Section T: +43 1 606 68 77-3101 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mag.a Sonja Beran, BScMag.a Isabell Darabi (maternity leave)Assistants/International coordinatorsB.2.03T: +43 1 606 68 77-3102F: +43 1 606 68 email@example.com
Qualified Social Worker, Academic Staff
Academic Staff, Deputy Head of Works Council
We work closely with numerous organizations in the social and public sectors, universities, research institutes and schools. Our close cooperation with work placements in social work guarantees you strong contacts for your internship, job search or participation in research and development activities. You can find information about our cooperation activities and much more at Campusnetzwerk. It's well worth visiting the site as it may direct you to a new job or interesting event held by our cooperation partners!
Folder Social Work (pdf)
English Study Programme Summer Term 2017/18 (pdf)